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Inaugural/early 787 flights FT meet-up thread

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Old Oct 9, 12, 11:23 am
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Hi, I've been reading Flyertalk for a while and decided to register to get in touch with some other people who will be flying on the 787 inaugural flights.
My brother and I are booked on UA 1146 IAH-EWR on 11/4 in 19A and 19B. Anyone know what sorts of things will be going on at the airport and/or how early we should get to the airport?
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Old Oct 9, 12, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by roguecantaloupe View Post
Hi, I've been reading Flyertalk for a while and decided to register to get in touch with some other people who will be flying on the 787 inaugural flights.
My brother and I are booked on UA 1146 IAH-EWR on 11/4 in 19A and 19B. Anyone know what sorts of things will be going on at the airport and/or how early we should get to the airport?
There will be events occurring at IAH, but UA did not share any idetails.
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Old Oct 10, 12, 10:48 pm
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Just managed to move from 20B to 27L so I will be playing with the window the entire flight.

Can't wait to see what United has planned for this.
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Old Oct 12, 12, 9:45 am
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UA 777 Launch

I stumbled across this blog where the author was on UA's inaugural 777 flight; he included pictures of the festivities in the gate area that included ice sculpture, cake, and lots of balloons. Curious how the 787 launch will match that event...

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...d-june-7-1995/
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Old Oct 14, 12, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Weatherboy View Post
I stumbled across this blog where the author was on UA's inaugural 777 flight; he included pictures of the festivities in the gate area that included ice sculpture, cake, and lots of balloons. Curious how the 787 launch will match that event...

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...d-june-7-1995/
It seemed like a cool event. I am hoping for some goodies and a certificate. However, it would be cool to have a water cannon salute too!
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Old Oct 16, 12, 3:20 am
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I sure hope they do not delay the 11-4 flight. I booked my inbound into IAH on Saturday, I need more miles to keep my status so I am doing CLE-MCO-IAH. I will arrive IAH at almost 5:00PM. Not sure if a FT meet will be planned, may just hang out at the United Club for a few hours and then go to the hotel. I love the club, people are so nice and friendly, like going to your local bar.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer View Post
I sure hope they do not delay the 11-4 flight.
Let's hope that doesn't happen.

Does anyone know when the second 787 is to be delivered? Last I heard it was awaiting first flight but I haven't heard anything since. Hopefully they'll get it delivered in the next week or so.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 2:09 pm
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Cancel?

If the inaugural flights are pushed back to another day based on some issues they're having now, will people still do the "mileage run" on 11/4 or will you cancel your flights outright?
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Old Oct 16, 12, 2:55 pm
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If the inaugural flights are pushed back to another day based on some issues they're having now, will people still do the "mileage run" on 11/4 or will you cancel your flights outright?
If they let me cancel I would cancel. I bought non-refundable tickets, so not sure they would let me cancel for an equipment change.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 3:23 pm
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Inaugural/early 787 flights FT meet-up thread

Somebody posted that if there is a delay, it will be announced next week.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 3:25 pm
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The delay, if there is one, might affect only the IAH-EWR-IAH-SFO-IAH rotation. The aircraft which has already been delivered is only a few days behind schedule on testing, and there is quite a bit of buffer room built in...
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Old Oct 16, 12, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by PVDtoDEL View Post
The delay, if there is one, might affect only the IAH-EWR-IAH-SFO-IAH rotation. The aircraft which has already been delivered is only a few days behind schedule on testing, and there is quite a bit of buffer room built in...
I have heard that it has not been delivered.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 7:32 pm
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I have heard that it has not been delivered.
Huh?
I thought N20904 was delivered 9/22...
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Old Oct 16, 12, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by UA767400 View Post
I have heard that it has not been delivered.
Huh?
I thought N20904 was delivered 9/22...
It was...I thought you were referring to UAs 2nd 787.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by CaptainMiles View Post
If they let me cancel I would cancel. I bought non-refundable tickets, so not sure they would let me cancel for an equipment change.
Doubtful. I don't recall any provision in the CoC to allow for fee-free cancellations because the equipment changes.
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